EIG EURIDICE has an exhibition about research on the disposal of radioactive waste in a deep clay formation and, work permitting, its HADES underground research laboratory is also open to visitors. Only group visits are possible and must be booked in advance. You can find all the details below.

demohal voor bezoekers ondergronds laboratoium HADES
       HADES underground research laboratory 


Who can visit EIG EURIDICE (including the underground research laboratory HADES)?

Anyone over the age of 18 on the date of the visit and interested in science and technology in general, or research on geological disposal of radioactive waste in particular. Visits are only organised for groups.

Minimum number of people per group: 5
Maximum number of people: 17 (1 group) or 34 (2 groups)

How much does a visit cost?

The visit, including a guided tour, is free.

When can EIG EURIDICE be visited?

Monday  1.00 pm - 4.00 pm  
Tuesday 9.00 am - 12.00 am  and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm 
Wednesday   9.00 am - 12.00 am and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Thursday   9.00 am - 12.00 am and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Friday  9.00 am - 12.00 am  

No visits are organised outside office hours, at weekends, on school and public holidays and “bridging days” (days between a public holiday and a weekend).

How long does a visit take?

A visit takes about two hours.

The visit is in two parts:

1. Exhibition
Visitors are given a concise overview of the research conducted into the underground disposal of radioactive waste in a deep clay formation, using short films, drawings and models to explain the wider context.

2. HADES underground research laboratory
Visitors take the lift down to a depth of 225 metres into the heart of the Boom Clay formation. In the underground laboratory, the guide explains some of the experiments that illustrate the various aspects of the research and that help provide answers to scientific and technical questions about the feasibility and safety of underground disposal of radioactive waste.

Typical programme

09.30 am  Arrival at the entrance of EIG EURIDICE 
09.45 am  Welcome and introduction
10.00 am Guided tour of the exhibition
11.00 am Visit to the HADES underground research laboratory, 225 m below ground level
12.00 am End of visit

Visitors are shown round by expert guides. The tours can be given in English, Dutch or French.

How to request a visit

Send your visit request, indicating possible dates, by e-mail to , at least one month before the earliest proposed date. 

A visit is not officially booked until you receive e-mail confirmation. With the confirmation, you will also be sent a blank name list form. This must be completed in full and e-mailed to Caroline no later than 14 days before the visit. If these details are not sent in good time, it is possible the visit may not go ahead.

In case you still have questions, please contact:

Els van Musscher
Tel. +32 14 33 27 83
on weekdays from 8.30 - 12.00

Regulations and practical arrangements

The regulations and practical arrangements relating to visits can be downloaded here.